It seems that HP may be looking to launch two new Android devices this year. HP Slatebook 10 X2 and Slate 21 AiO have been leaked thanks to AnTuTu benchmarking scores. Both devices have scored admirably which may suggest that HP is taking a leave from making budget tablets. Now that the HP Slate 7 is out of the way, the manufacturer can truly turn its attention towards other high end endeavors.
Previous rumors suggested that HP may opt for Intel’s Clover Trail processors but the recent surprising reveal of the HP Slatebook 10 X2 and Slate 21 AiO suggest that the company is partnering with Nvidia. Both the devices are packing a Tegra 4 processor, which is the top offering from the chip manufacturer. The tablets/devices are also running on Android version 4.2.1. While both the tablets share the same processor, the HP Slatebook 10 X2 scored higher at 27,259 than the Slate 21 AiO which scored 23,584. But we have to keep in mind that the benchmark results are never consistent and they can vary from test to test.
The HP Slatebook 10 X2 seems to be a tablet/notebook combo with a removable keyboard dock. Of course this is just speculation on my part, so don’t swallow this whole. The name Slate”book” seems to suggest that we might get a device like the Asus Transformer, but who’s to say, the book would turn out mean nothing at all. The Slate 21 AiO may be a PC with Android as the secondary OS. But we don’t think that Tegra 4 will be able to run a full version of windows, leading us to believe that the device may actually have another processor.
It is good to see Tegra 4 being used in device; lately the chip hasn’t gotten much attention as many manufacturers are using the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon series. Right now Toshiba and ZTE are the only partners who are publically supporting Tegra 4, seeing HP join the ranks may give the much needed boost to the chip. We will get back to you if we have some more details about the HP Slatebook 10 X2 and Slate 21 AiO.